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Piper Aircraft Factory Tour

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Address: Vero Beach, FL
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772-567-4361
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My First Solo was on a Piper

Happened across Vero beach on my way North and drove past the airport when it dawned on me that this was where the mighty Piper was made. I was only here for the day, so was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Varese
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Varese
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Happened across Vero beach on my way North and drove past the airport when it dawned on me that this was where the mighty Piper was made. I was only here for the day, so was very fortunate to have found a slot on the tour. (thank you for fitting me in). Our tour guide Rick (an ex employee) took... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Great tour! Thanks Rob. Very nice staff and informative tour. Lots of walking. Gift shop had nice souvenirs for pilots and no pilots both.

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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We were vacationing on the FL east coast looking for manufacturing tours. I chose Piper Aircraft because I knew my husband, having been a pilot and taking his first flight in a Piper single engine plane, would enjoy the Piper Aircraft plant tour. We had a guided 2 hour walking tour throughout the plant, seeing the various assembly steps along... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The Piper tour is free and well worth the visit. We had 12 on our tour and Rick explained every detail as we walked through the factory. I thought we were going to get to see the fuselage attached to the wings but they weren't quite ready to lift it with the attached crane so we missed that :(. The... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

The factory tour was a really interesting look into the assembly and parts that need to come together to make a smaller aircraft. It's a small enough production area that you can get close to some of the machines and they'll let you hold some parts. For me it was most fascinating to see the industry and work behind the... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

2 hour tours on Tue/Wed/Thursday, 10AM and 1PM. Reservations Required, tours@piper.com. Very interesting and informative but tour is only as good as the tour guide (usually a Piper retiree). I found it very educational and asked many questions both about the product and personnel. If you are going to be in the Vero Beach area for awhile this could be... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

The fact that Piper allows and supports tours has to be commended. I have piloted several Piper Aircraft over the past 40 years so I thought a trip to the place of their origin would be very interesting. Two hours of looking at sub-assemblies and components left me a bit underwhelmed, though it would have been great for enthusiasts of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

If you are passioned about airplanes, you like machines and want to see a plane come to life you are in the right place here. It started with the reservation of the tour. Daphne was really helpful, explained all the details about the way and the tour. By the way: the tours are free. We had the chance to meet... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

It's been a part of Vero Beach history for awhile and a contributor to the community. So I was pleased to take a tour. There was so much to learn. But there were undertones in the folks who conducted the tour. After inquiring of several people I know, the employees at Piper are very much afraid of the repercussions of... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

As both a private pilot and engineer the tour was interesting informative. The tour guide was a retired VP of manufacturing for Piper and 40 years (as far as I can remember) of service at the company, so knew all the details you could want to learn about manufacturing Pipers. while we saw most of the manufacturing space (they make... More 

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